Tuesday, 17 July 2018

A Clever, Collaborative Maker Series Inspired by Firefly

A group of talented makers join together to do projects within the sci-fi world of Firefly.

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Turtle Stitch Goes From Code To Embroidery

use simple code to generate fantastic embroidery files

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Monday, 16 July 2018

Carving a 5-Minute Wood Wizard

Get started in wood carving with this simple wizard's head.

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Light Up Leather Arm Braces

mixing leather and wearables results in some fantastic arm braces

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Saturday, 14 July 2018

Weekend Watch: A Couple of Wicked Makers

An Austin couple documents their creative project explorations on YouTube.

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Friday, 13 July 2018

East Coasters: Join Us Sunday For Make’s 2018 Digital Fabrication Shootout Open House

It’s that time of year again, when Make:’s team of digital fabrication experts gathers an incredible collection of new machines of all types, and pits them against each other in a three-day-long cage match. This year’s event is led by Matt Stutlz, one again occurring at Ocean State Maker Mill […]

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Tips of the Week: Glue Tip Tip, Clamps and Cardboard 101, Wire Splicing, and Knowing Where Your Tool is Headed

Clamping and splicing and gluing, oh my. Another week of top workshop tips and tricks.

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A Makerspace in a Shopping Mall Makes all the Sense in the World

Step inside the Olympian City shopping mall in Hong Kong and you’ll see a glossy, modern commercial center, with the same stores and outlets found in just about every mall around the globe. As you reach the top of the escalator on the third floor, however, one element stands out […]

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Rising From The Ashes of a Makerspace Fire

Looking forward, we will never be able to replace everything that was lost, or rebuild the same space. We absolutely will build a great space though, where people can come learn, teach, and make.

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Thursday, 12 July 2018

3D Printing a Millennium Falcon Gaming Prop

Jim Kelly of Game Terrain Engineering prints a huge Millennium Falcon for the Star Wars: Legion miniatures game.

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Robot Bartenders Compete In Mixology and Microcontrollers

A selection of alcohol bottles with tubes deliver a mixed drink to a small cup.The Fifth Annual DNA Lounge Cocktail Robotics Grand Challenge is this Sunday, bringing out the best competitors in the art of robotics and bartending.

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Toy Inventor’s Notebook: Ballpoint Penball!

Hack a click pen to make a mini pinball game.

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Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Constructing A Building-Sized Draw Bot

The machine we built is large, low-res and veeerrrrryyyy slow. It is also big, bad-ass, cheap and out of control, something that can be built in a couple of afternoons

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Making Your Own Foam Cutting Table

A professional-quality hot wire foam cutter you can make at a home with basic materials.

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Edible Innovation: Sustainability Beyond Meat

The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it

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Monday, 9 July 2018

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Friday, 6 July 2018

Tips of the Week: Unfreezing Hex Heads, Tissue Printing, Plastic String from Bottles, and the Universal Greeblie

Another week of notable tips from across the spectrum of making.

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Intersection of Technologies, Arts and Crafts At Hangzhou Maker Faire

The second Hangzhou Mini Maker Faire will be held at beautiful Zijingang Campus of Zhejiang University on July 21st, 2018.

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Edge-Lit LED Signs

How I created my makerspace’s inexpensive, suspended LED signage

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Thursday, 5 July 2018

Custom Canine Wheelchair

A friend needed a wheelchair for their French Bulldog at short notice. They were unable to afford the costly commercial wheelchairs available online. I rose to the occasion to design something for an adorable dog, and the results were fantastic. Murray loved her chair! I’ve since built two other chairs for […]

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Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Maker Faire Hong Kong Invites You to Make Big!

For the sixth year in a row, the dedicated organizers of Maker Faire Hong Kong have put together an exceptional showcase of makers from China and beyond.

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Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Building 6 legged Robots To Launch Fireworks

just launching fireworks isn't fun enough, Jeremy needs to add robots!

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Perfect Your Evasion Skills With A Laser-Armed Maze

The laser maze is the ultimate movie-themed security system, which protects valuable artifacts with a web of laser beams that would-be-thieves must stealthily duck, weave, crawl, and jump through without touching any beams and setting off the alarm.

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Red Bull Creation Returns With High-Five Machine and 9 Other Crazy Contraptions

High-five-inducing chairs. A super-sized springboard. A bent-pipe tree that lets you send whispers to someone standing far away. This weekend the Red Bull Creation returned for its fifth challenge in seven years, pitting ten teams of artists, engineers, and makers against each other in a three day “build something cool” […]

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Monday, 2 July 2018

From The Archive: Download and Print The MEGA MAKEY ROBOT

re-releasing the files, this time on thingiverse.

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Material Monday: Filablend Filament

Filablend gives your prints a twist of color in a very unique fashion.

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Removable, Magnetic 3D Print Beds

Have you tried a removable magnetic print bed for your 3D printer?

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Skillbuilder: Create Custom Decals with Desktop Cutters

get professional looking decals and stickers from home

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Metz France Hosts Their First Mini Maker Faire

90 Makers and 3 000 visitors (and the sun!) attended to this fascinating event.

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Friday, 29 June 2018

Tips of the Week: Popsicle Sanding Sticks, Swapable Work Surfaces, Wall Framing Trick, Wire Splicing to NASA Standards

Another week of seriously useful and thought-provoking tips from the maker community.

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Maker Faire Prague Highlights Czech Makers

Last weekend, June 23-24 Prague hosted its very first Maker Faire and the first ever in the Czech Republic.

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Trash Panda Brings A Robotic Twist To Games

A great example of fun and simple robotics made with CRICKIT from Adafruit.

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How to Detect Hidden Cameras

Be aware of what might be peeping on you

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